The pattern is from Paton's Back to Basic's II, pg 42. The problem.
The directions say to cast off 2 sts beginning next 2 rows and then to--oh there is my problem. I will just have to learn to read and follow the pattern. I was supposed to decrease one row on each end and then on the 5th row, do the same again and then decrease 2 sts every knit row until I have 23 sts left for the neck.
What I did was decrease every knit row right after I began decreasing for the armhole.
Thank you for responding. Hopefully I won't need to ask for more help.